What in the Hell Is Gabagool?

Jun 03, 2019 159

Is anyone familiar with word similarity games? Let’s try one now. Capicola. Gabagool. They look exactly the same, right? Take a moment to say them out loud. They sound the same too, right? If you’re scratching your head in slight (or much) confusion, you aren’t alone. Thanks to Dan Nosowitzthe world has a little more of an understanding of this phenomenon. Welcome to the New Jersey-Italian accent.

For anyone who is still a little lost, “capocollo” or “coppa” or “capicola” and yes, even “gabagool” are all referring to the same thing: an Italian meat product. The traditional Italian pork cold cut is thinly sliced pork shoulder or neck and is served on antipasti, paninis and sub sandwiches as well as traditional Italian pizza. But, like most things, it’s not really about what it’s about.

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